Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Cure by Katie Leone

This novelette is a wonderful, unique and titillating fantasy about a gender dysphoric man, who with the assistance of modern science and the encouragement of a very insightful doctor, comes to terms with his true gender. The author, in her own unique style, creates an element of suspense that builds throughout, leading the reader to an eye popping conclusion. Along the way there are insights galore into how decisions that alter the very fabric of our lives are often made.

As with her other works, Katie Leone in The Cure, demonstrates her own special brand of sensitivity. She does so in such a way so that we the reader can readily relate the experiences of the protagonist to our own life-altering decisions be they about gender issues or not. What a gift it would be to be able to have the experience of clearly looking back in time to replay the key moments of our lives and re-write the schemas we have created, giving up the guilt and shame that shackles us and does not allow us to be who we really are.

Yes, there are some typos and grammar issues here, but I always overlook these in self-published works if the plot and the feelings the story evokes are terrific. This little book clearly succeeds in achieving this.

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